Alex Duka is currently the Executive Vice President of Corporate Development for Acceleration Bay LLC, a patent investment and technology acceleration business headquartered in San Mateo, CA. He is also an independent director of Portman Ridge Finance Corporation and BC Partners Lending Corporation, both of which are BDC’s affiliated with BC Partners. Mr. Duka is responsible for Finance, Investor Relations, Strategic Relationships, New Ventures and Acquisitions. He joined the firm in September 2017. Alex previously spent 20 years at Citigroup and was a Managing Director in the Financial Institutions group in Global Banking, retiring in February 2017. He was the senior banker responsible for managing Citi’s banking relationships with a number of high profile traditional and alternative asset management companies. He oversaw all financings, capital markets activity, M&A and the provision of other banking services and advice for this client base. He also worked with these asset managers to develop a new generation of permanent capital vehicles, including Business Development Companies, REITs, Closed End Funds, and European Listed Vehicles. Prior to Citi, he worked at Bank of New York and United Jersey Bank. Mr. Duka received his B.A. from Rutgers College and his MBA from Rutgers Graduate School of Management.